General Duffy's Summer Kickin' Concert Series
Featuring National Touring Artist
☆ CJ Solar ☆
presented by Subaru of Bend!
Saturday, May 20th 2023
Gates open at 4 pm
Opening Act starts at 6 pm
Headlining Act starts at 8:30 pm
Show ends at 10:00 pm
All Ages Welcome!
Everyone needs a ticket to enter!
With the fuel of Country, Southern rock and Delta blues pumping through his veins, CJ Solar is a natural at fusing all of his influences with pure musical talent and vocal chops into a badass new sound. Already turning heads in Nashville, Baton Rouge and beyond, having been named one of the “New Artists You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone Country, and racking up over four million streams on Spotify, Solar says the driving force behind his untimely success isn’t fame nor fortune – it’s just a diehard infatuation with the music he grew up on.
Solar has released three popular Eps and is readying new music to hit spring of this year. He hit the Top 15 twice with “American Girls” and “Airplane” and reached the Top 10 with “Coming My Way.” The chart success of his singles led to CJ being named “Independent Artist of the Year” at the 2019 Annual MusicRow CountryBreakout Awards ceremony in and being nominated for Breakthrough Artist-Writer” at the 2019 MusicRow Awards.
In a business of dreams, one of CJ’s biggest ones came true on September 7, 2019 when he was invited to make his debut appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. The appearance held special significance to CJ. At the age of 12, CJ, his parents and two brothers attended an Opry show while on a family trip to Nashville. Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton performed that night, and CJ made the quality decision to follow in their footsteps.
As a songwriter, CJ has co-written two #1 country singles: Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down” smash hit featuring Florida Georgia Line and Jameson Rodgers’ “Some Girls.” “Up Down” garnered him an ASCAP Award and the Nashville Songwriters Award for “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written.” He co-wrote Jason Aldean’s “I Don’t Drink Anymore,” Jerrod Niemann’s Top 30 single “Blue Bandana” and “The Regulars” and Justin Moore’s “Between You & Me.” He also had writing credits on Mike Ryan’s “Damn Good Goodbye” and Kyle Park’s single, “What the Heaven,” which hit #1 on the Texas regional radio chart.
A road warrior at heart, CJ is growing his fan base opening for such artists as Chris Janson, Gary Allan, The Cadillac Three, Old Dominion and even his heroes like Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special and Hank Williams, Jr., as well as headlining his own dates across the country.
“I just want to write songs that say something that really means something. I want to ride around in a van, tour the country, and play songs with my buds. Everything I do in music, I want to do it for the love of the music and the sake of the song.”